Hi there! Did you all have a nice weekend? Ours promised rain the entire time, but it didn't come until late Sunday evening and it was flash flood worthy. We had just put in our garden, so I was hoping this morning that it didn't all wash away! What can I say though, I love the rain.
Needless to say we haven't put away our coats yet around here and I pulled out my teal number one last time before summer! It paired so well with this 1940's navy dress that it was a no-brainer.
I found this stunning, stunning dress at a vintage shop in town. 1930's and 40's clothing in my size and good condition is difficult to find so I practically squealed when I got my hands on this number. It has an asymmetrical neckline, asymmetrical right pocket, nautical buttons, and the cut is just phenomenal. I feel so great in it that I just want to wear it every day! I even got the price down a bit by pointing out that I would need to mend some seams and re-sew in one of the shoulder pads.That is about the extent of my sewing skills at the moment.
I made my grandmother promise to teach me how to sew when I go to visit her this summer. Now I just need to find a pattern I like so that I can make a dress with her! I've wanted to do that since I was a little girl and I finally got up the courage to ask her. I didn't learn until I was a bit older that my grandmother was so great at making her own clothing and I'd love to be able to share that experience with her.
I also listed this bag in my etsy shop here! It is a gorgeous little handbag in such a fun combination of neutral colors! With this being the last week of school, I'm hoping to add a bunch of new items to the shop next week for spring and summer. I can't wait to focus more on my shop in the coming months as it is what I love to do!
ALSO I made a decision to start directing all of the money that I receive from my Etsy Shop into an account that will strictly be used to help others in some way. I want the proceeds to be used for things like community service projects, sponsoring our child in Kenya, buying donations for community organizations like animal shelters and low income daycare, etc. I really want this to be the focus of my business so that it won't be me making money, but rather something that will benefit others. That way you can make your purchase knowing that you get a wonderful item and you're doing something to help people, how great is that?!
Have a great start to your week!
1 John 1:5
This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.
Dress- Vintage, Aviena
Bag- In my Etsy Shop Here
Stockings- Charlotte Russe
Shoes- Crocs, Thrifted